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Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia...

16 hours ago

Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

21 hours ago

Bird flu outbreak sees egg shortage, hefty price increases on the cards for SA

The bird flu outbreak in South Africa has wiped out more than 15% of layer hens and with the resultant shortage of table eggs, comes the prospect of hefty price increases...

1 day ago

Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms

A significant drop in yield on an already unprofitable model means the industry will take a serious hit in 2018. The lack of rain during winter has left vines across the Cape without the required water reserves...

By Roland Peens 1 day ago

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 3 days ago

SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

Despite the challenges of the drought, stone fruit producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season...

3 days ago

From the tree into the frying pan: The olive oil journey

As world demand increases, South Africa is stepping up to the plate in meeting the shortage of quality, fresh olive oil...

By Wessel Lemmer 13 Oct 2017

Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available...

By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

Sovereign Foods shareholders approve Bidco offer, delisting from JSE

Subject to obtaining the outstanding regulatory approvals, ownership of Sovereign Foods will pass to Bidco who will acquire 100% of the Sovereign shares in issue...

12 Oct 2017

Good news at last for shoppers

Food is getting cheaper - but you probably haven't noticed. Data released on Wednesday show prices of vegetables, oils, fats, bread, cereals, fruit and fuel have fallen...

By Nico Gous 12 Oct 2017

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move...

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

Aquafresh and University of Witwatersrand close off Oral Health Care Month with a bang

Oral care brand Aquafresh, in partnership with Wits' Department of Community Dentistry, commemorated Oral Health Care month at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot West, in Johannesburg...

Issued by Aquafresh 11 Oct 2017

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International

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

NEW YORK, US - It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get.

20 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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